Exclusion On Consent

  • “The Trademark Company” Pivots To A Copyright Company

    … “The Trademark Company,” whose owner Matthew Swyers agreed last month to give up his license to practice before the USPTO, ending a three-year ethics battle, appears to be alive. While still operating under the old name, logo and URL, The Trademark Company has shifted gears away from offering trademark-related services and is now offering only…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 17 readers -
  • 2016 USPTO Disciplinary Decisions – The Year In Review

    … To all of you who have been dying to know what happened in the world of ethics and discipline at the USPTO in the past year, I am pleased to say your wait is finally over. I have written, “2016 USPTO Disciplinary Decisions — The Year in Review.” Why was The 2016 Year in Review necessary? I for one have found it quite time-consuming to get…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 44 readers -
  • Five Strikes And You’re Out At The USPTO

    …, and office computer systems, caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The exclusion on consent means that Mr. Etkin is not eligible to apply for reinstatement for a minimum of five (5) years. If he does apply for reinstatement, the OED Director will conclusively presume that the facts set forth in the order of exclusion…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 35 readers -
  • Day of Reckoning Arrives For Thieving IP Attorney

    … or balances put in place, and Mr. Throne was given unfettered discretion to approve payments to PSG. In 2015, the USPTO accepted Mr. Throne’s resignation from the Patent Bar and ordered his exclusion on consent. See In re Jason T. Throne, No. D2015-19 (USPTO Dir. April 22, 2015) (final order). In addition to the 71-month prison term, Throne was ordered to pay $4.84 million in restitution to Hunter Douglas. Related July 15, 2016…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 25 readers -
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